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Health News - Cholesterol

Cholesterol deposits in the eyes: Symptoms and treatment
Cholesterol can deposit around the eyes and form fatty, yellow lumps. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for cholesterol deposits here. (Medical News Today)

Is it possible to unclog your arteries?
Prevention is the best treatment for clogged arteries. Learn about causes, prevention, treatment, and risk factors for plaque buildup and atherosclerosis. (Medical News Today)

High cholesterol in late life may mean better brain health
Having cholesterol higher than it was in midlife was linked to lower risk of marked cognitive decline in those aged 85–94, compared with those aged 75–84. (Medical News Today)

The 10 best apps to lower cholesterol
High cholesterol levels can result in severe health conditions such as heart disease. So, we have conducted some research and selected the best apps to help you lower your cholesterol. (Medical News Today)

Cholesterol-removing gene may prevent heart disease
Researchers have discovered that a gene once believed to be 'useless' actually helps to remove excess cholesterol from the blood vessels. (Medical News Today)

How does high cholesterol cause cancer? Study sheds light
Researchers have discovered a cell mechanism in which cholesterol influences the proliferation of stem cells and the growth of intestinal tumors in mice. (Medical News Today)

All you need to know about egg yolk
A look at egg yolk, the yellow part of the egg. Included is detail on the benefits of eating the yolks, as well as how they compare to the whites. (Medical News Today)

All you need to know about xanthan gum
A look at xanthan gum, a food thickener with numerous health benefits. Included is detail on the potential risks of using it, along with the benefits. (Medical News Today)

'Good' cholesterol not so good at preventing heart disease
Raising levels of the so-called good cholesterol by blocking the activity of a certain protein does not seem to protect against heart disease. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of konjac?
In this article, learn about the potential health benefits of konjac, including diabetes management, lowering cholesterol, and treating constipation. (Medical News Today)

Statins increase the risk of developing diabetes in at-risk people
Do statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes? This question has received a great deal of attention. The latest study concludes that the answer is "yes." (Medical News Today)

All you need to know about malanga
Learn about malanga, a root vegetable originating from South America. This article offers information on nutrition, considerations, and recipe suggestions. (Medical News Today)

Cumin: Six health benefits
Cumin is a very popular spice in cooking. In this article, learn more about cumin, including six ways that cumin might be beneficial to your health. (Medical News Today)

Arcus senilis: What you need to know
In this article, learn about arcus senilis. What are the risk factors, how is it diagnosed, how is it linked to high cholesterol, and can it be treated? (Medical News Today)

Can my HDL be too high?
When is high HDL cholesterol good, and is higher always better? Learn how to find the right balance along with some healthful ways to achieve high HDL. (Medical News Today)

Want to stay healthy? Reduce sitting time by 21 minutes
A new study suggests that reducing the daily amount of time we spend sitting down by only 21 minutes may have long-term health benefits. (Medical News Today)

High cholesterol diagnosis tied to lower breast cancer risk
Study of 14 years of data on 1 million people found significantly lower odds of breast cancer and premature death in women diagnosed with high cholesterol. (Medical News Today)

How low should LDL cholesterol go?
New analysis shows that in a high-risk population, achieving ultra-low LDL cholesterol levels, down to less than 10 mg/dL, safely results in additional lowering of risk of cardiovascular events. (Medical News Today)

Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol cuts risk of cardiovascular events
Inflammatory hypothesis confirmed: Landmark randomized clinical trial of high-risk patients finds that a drug targeting inflammation reduced risk of major adverse cardiovascular events. (Medical News Today)

'Good' cholesterol might actually be bad
A large new study in the general population has found a link between excessive mortality and high levels of the so-called good cholesterol. (Medical News Today)

Avocado seed husk may help to treat heart disease, cancer
Most of us discard avocado seeds without a second thought, but a new study finds that the husk of these seeds may hold a treasure trove of health benefits. (Medical News Today)

Quitting statins after stroke may raise risk of another stroke
Stroke patients who stopped taking statin drugs three to six months after a first ischemic stroke, the type caused by narrowed arteries, had a higher risk of a having another stroke within a year... (Medical News Today)

All about diet, cholesterol and lipoproteins
Understanding cholesterol, lipoproteins, and the role diet has to play can be confusing. In this article we look at the science behind cholesterol and diet (Medical News Today)

Could insufficient sleep be adding centimeters to your waistline?
Adults in the UK who have poor sleep patterns are more likely to be overweight and obese and have poorer metabolic health, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

Continuing statins after an adverse event is associated with reduced risk for death
Continuing statin prescriptions after an adverse reaction was associated with a lower incidence of death and cardiovascular events. (Medical News Today)

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